What will be taught on this Blues Guitar course?

Course content will include: 

  • A range of improvisation approaches and skills
  • Rhythm and lead guitar licks and examples
  • Common Chord Progressions and Jazz/Blues Standards
  • How to 'Play the changes'
  • Scales: How to apply them and practicing them to maximise efficiency
  • Introduce some theory and technique elements that will help bridge the gap between Blues and Jazz



  • training
    Music Blues and Jazz guitar
  • training
    Type Group lesson with one to one feedback and some solo practice
  • level
    Level You should have the ability to read chord and tab diagrams, change chords and play basic melodies before joining this course
  • training
    Equipment You will need to bring your own guitar, acoustic or electric (if electric you will need a small personal amp), water, notebook and pen

Our approach

Like all of our music lessons, you will work as a group while still receiving individual feedback. You will work learn two popular songs that can be performed in front of friends and family.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

Students will have the ability to read tab and chord diagrams. Students should also have experience changing between chords and some experience playing basic melodies/riffs. Ideally, students will have completed the City Academy Guitar Beginners Course. Please note, you will need to bring your own guitar.

Good spoken and written English is required.

By the end of the course, what will I have achieved?

You will have:

  • Fundamental techniques and knowledge to be able to play rhythm and lead guitar in a blues style
  • Learned the historical and stylistic elements that create the blues sound and genre
  • The ability to create a great practice schedule and knowledge of key London Jam nights to help them develop after the course has finished
  • Be able to play with other musicians and understand the common musician terms used to communicate in a jam setting


Students may wish to repeat a Level 2 guitar course or attend a City Academy Open Mic event to put their skills into practice.


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Blues Guitar venues

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Blues Guitar tutors

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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